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Production Operator

Date: May 2, 2021

Location: St Johns, MI, US, 48879

Company: Glanbia

Production Operator

MWC in St. John’s is now hiring for production operators in multiple departments throughout facility. Apply today to learn more about these exciting opportunities!


MWC will be opening a state of the art cheese and whey production facility in St. Johns, MI. MWC is a joint venture between Glanbia Nutritionals, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Select Milk Producers Inc. (Select). Glanbia is the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world. Come be a part of this exciting opportunity to build the team from the ground up! 

Job Summary


Responsible for performing production work in factories. Stars, operates, tends, stops, and cleans machines. Assembles finished product. Inspects product to ensure high quality.


The Production Operator Will

  • Operate machinery to assist in the production process
  • Assemble materials and equipment as required
  • Inspect finished products for defects to ensure quality standards are met
  • Assist in the loading of raw materials to the production lines
  • Transport raw materials from one place to another
  • Communicate effectively with coworkers to ensure efficient production and deadlines are met
  • Conduct inspections and quality control of products
  • Assist in lifting, carrying and moving heavy loads as required
  • Assists in CIP, maintenance and upkeep of assigned area.
  • Keeps records in accordance with good manufacturing processes and local and state laws.
  • Utilizes GPS processes, driving zero losses and upholds the culture of MWC non-negotiables.
  • Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health  Act which are applicable to his/her own actions and conduct.
  • Complies with all applicable food safety regulations and mandates (Safe Quality Foods, Food and Drug Admin, Pasteurized Milk Ordinance)

The Production Operator Will Require

  • Flexibility to work days and/or night shifts, overtime and weekends as required
  • Ability to withstand temperatures below 40 degrees and/or above 80 degrees
  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to stand for long hours at a time
  • Prior experience in a production setting
  • Sharp attention to detail in favor of identifying defects
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Familiar with production equipment and machinery
  • Ability to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships, and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.
  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground with a risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock.
  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat, and areas with possible air contamination, fumes, and toxic chemicals.


What MWC Offers

  • Competitive Wages
  • Career Growth Opportunities
  • Hands-On Training
  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Supplemental Benefits
  • 401k with company match – fully vested after 30 days of employment!
  • Vacation, Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

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